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USee, thanks for all the write-ups, pre-season assessments.  Very useful, much appreciated.

IWU'70

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Central Region / Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: August 06, 2018, 03:07:34 pm »
Good luck to the Titans for their trip to Costa Rica.  They won the first game vs. the national team there.  A good season upcoming . . . I'm sure.

Enjoy it all -- global and basketball TITANS.

'70

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WC sounds very well-stocked with talent and experience.  Here's to more great IWU-WC games upcoming.

'70

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Yes, RogK, we'll see how fast she comes back.  Shanks was out with injury too.  But, should be OK as the season is still 3+ months away.  Lots of miles on Anderson and Merritt's legs and feet too, so I'm sure all these players need off-season time for rest and recouping, as well as some off-season lifting and workouts.  Hughes is such a hard-worker, so I expect her to be full-strength early on.  Ehresman and McGraw were remarkably durable, consistent during their long careers at IWU. 

What does WC look like coming into the season?

IWU'70

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Retagent is actually my "evil twin."


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Enginerd, I surely agree with your assessment of the skills and value of Ehresman and McGraw to the IWU program.  They will be very difficult to replace.  Don't think IWU has any newbies of that talent level coming in.  But, they do have strong returnees and depth.  No doubt WC will again be very strong, and perhaps CC too.  Time will tell.  My thought is that Hughes and Sosa actually have potential to match Ehresman and McGraw longer term.  Of course, we'll have to see what summer work they put in, what improvements are coming.  I have no doubt that Anderson and Schneider will again be top-flight CCIW players. And IWU has a two time all CCIW player in Merritt, with Brovelli coming in just behind, with size and rebounding that IWU always needs, given the "run and jump" and fast break style that Mia Smith favors.  Of course, it will all have to come together and will need a kind of PG that can be TO-averse and stir the overall offense.  I think IWU has a good possibility there in Munroe, with great foot speed and ball-handling abilities.  Of course, very hard to replace Ehresman's rock solid dependability, though she's now on the coaching staff, tutoring the several upcoming potential PGs.  Shanks is battled tested, coming back from injury, and key to the "run and jump" pressure that IWU loves to bring.  We'll see.  I'm pretty confident IWU will again contend for the CCIW crown and for post-season games.

What's your assessment of WC at this point?

IWU'70

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Agree with RogK, assume WC, IWU and CC will be the strongest of the lot next season, though perhaps others will surprise.  Should be interesting to see how Olivia Lett does down in Decatur.  IWU has a lot of offensive talent coming back, but needs a reliable and good PG to stir the mix.  Maybe Munroe, maybe Sosa, maybe Shanks -- not sure.  Hard to replace the ever-reliable and consistent Rebekah Ehresman.  I expect great improvements, upside from Hughes and Brovelli.  It will be interesting to see what Mia Smith puts together with the obvious strength and talent she has coming back. 

IWU'70

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On IWU, of course, we're still very far out, but I wouldn't be surprised to see the Titans ranked #1 in pre-season CCIW again, given what they have coming back.  We are in the post-Ehresman, McGraw era now, and those are two all-time greats at IWU, lost to graduation, but the TITANS have such talent and experience coming back -- perhaps some good new faces too.  But, seems the experienced returning Titans will take up most, if not all of the minutes, with pine-sitters, freshmen waiting their turn.

These eight will constitute the Titan rotation in the coming season, likely -- Merritt/Brovelli, Hughes, Shanks, Anderson, Schneider, Sosa and potential PG Munroe.   I'm very positive about the upcoming season.  Any one or two of these experienced players could have a big, break out season in 18-19.  My bet is on Hughes and Anderson.  We'll see.  Merritt and Brovelli will anchor the paint. 

First, football.

IWU70




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Fourth IWU recruit:   Ms. Brooke Lansford, Blue Valley West HS in Kansas. 

Welcome to the TITAN nation, Brooke!

'70

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Oshkosh Coach going to Wash U.

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Yes, Greg, thanks for the clarification -- I think she is indeed the GA, her stellar academic career notwithstanding. 

Thanks for all the background on the new tournament set-up.

'70

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Central Region / Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: April 29, 2018, 10:42:11 pm »
I see now that Rebekah Ehresman, like Molly McGraw, has turned to track and field, throwing the javelin.  As mentioned earlier, Rebekah will be replacing Shelby Jackson as the TA/Assistant Coach for the Titans next year -- likely tutoring whomever steps into the key PG role for IWU next season -- could be Munroe, Shanks, Sosa . . . stay tuned. 

With the May 1st deadlines upcoming for admissions, I'd expect from many CCIW schools quite a bit more recruitment news in the next few weeks.

'70

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Central Region / Re: WBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: April 27, 2018, 04:49:47 am »
Any recruiting news -- as students begin to make the final college choices?   

'70

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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: April 25, 2018, 04:44:50 am »
Let's hope Steve is successful at IC.

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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: April 24, 2018, 05:44:08 am »
Congrats to Steve -- another former TITAN in the coaching realm. 

'70

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